Friday, December 9, 2011

An update on the revision

I wrote two weeks ago that I was going to try to revise/edit by going through the laborious process of rewriting  each page a minimum of five times.  Each time looking for a specific thing.  After two weeks I have five pages done. 

But guess what?  They're good!  Even self-depricating being that I am, I can say they're good.  I took them to critique group last night.  Usually, my pages get ripped apart beginning to end. And sometimes, so relentlessly that I vow I'm going to quit.  But this time, it didn't happen.  Not that there weren't comments - there were.  But they weren't the usual "tear it up and start over"  type comments.  No, these were minor comments, the use of a word, the awkward phrasing of a sentence.  All things I can handle.

And today, with some confidence that what I'm doing is making a difference, I managed to get three pages done (a lot for me).  Yeah!  Slow but steady!  And now I'm motivated, too. 



  1. that's excellent news. always great to feel the improvement in your own work. nice going.


  2. Slow and steady wins the race. You can do it! :)